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  1. Several new renders were released today, but unfortunately whoever rendered them is a little copyrighty and didn't allow the JSC to post them on a pdf like they normally do. So I tried to scower as much as I could from news videos and twitter. Try and spot the differences! Old New --- Old New --- These are all new: Could those be the seats they talked about months ago???
  2. What's good about that is if they do simultaneously broadcast the opening ceremony then there will be somewhere to watch it where the network doesn't omit parts of the ceremony for commercials or interviews like NBC loves to do.
  3. If you recognize the look, it's not far off from 2012. If it works don't fix it.
  4. The JOC released the opening ceremony outfits for Team Japan. The red jacket ones are for the ceremony while the pinstripes are for travel. http://www.joc.or.jp/photo/photo_detail.html?vol_id=7583&photo_no=photo1_1
  5. Information including renders for the Equestrian Venue at Baji Koen were released yesterday: http://www.2020games.metro.tokyo.jp/docs/chousakeikaku_bajikouen_all.pdf
  6. The profile from around 00:21 is quite nice. I also like how the transparent part of the roof has more defined lines than the previous lattice that we saw on the original renders.
  7. If you weren't aware, there is a little political turmoil within Tokyo. Current governor Yoichi Masuzoe is set to face a no-confidence motion from the metropolitan assembly, being supported by every singe party including the LDP who baked Masuzoe's election after our best friend from Buenos Aires Naoki Inose resigned over a monetary scandal to do with hospitals or something. It is very likely that he will either step down or be forced to step down sometime this week, meaning that he will not receive the Olympic Flag in Rio this summer. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160615_06/ Previously, it took about six weeks for the TMG to set up and execute the snap election after Inose's resignation, so it is entirely possible that we will see a full blown election of a new governor of Tokyo before the opening ceremony in August. However, Mazusoe has another option. In the case of a no-confidence motion, he can dissolve the metropolitan assembly for a snap election within 10 days of dissolution, but it's very likely that even more anti-Masuzoe candidates would be elected, fueling the possible election of a non-LDP backed governor. This is also likely since, as the Japan Times reports, 70-80% of Tokyo residents want him to resign immediately. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/14/national/politics-diplomacy/tokyo-governor-facing-no-confidence-vote-likely-resign/#.V2CedPkrKUk
  8. They will give each Olympic medalist one of these... ...and every Paralympic medalist one of these.
  9. immediately reminded of this: also what throws me off is that there is no bezel on the obverse...
  10. There is this really big impact survey that has been done on the sight with a bunch of cool images included. Here are some I picked out just to keep this topic's energy up until December. http://www.2020games.metro.tokyo.jp/docs/hyoukashoan_olympicstadium_all.pdf Visual Impact: Landscape Plan: Historic Land Surveys:
  11. Asics released the Team Japan apparel for Rio today. They are also selling shirts for 2020 as well. http://www.asics.tokyo/tokyo2020/
  12. I was watching the olympic trials for gymnastics and it still baffles me how timeless Yoyogi is. Even today it looks as if it were built a year ago.
  13. Here's a piece from NHK about the stadium. It'll be available on demand until May 9th just so you know in advance. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/directtalk/20160425.html
  14. I feel like they could easily vary the color like they did for the London Logo.
  15. Even thought my signature is obviously D I was hoping that A would be chosen in the end. Only that and C had any clear cultural representation. I also thought that this one looks a little more modern than the others and, when you think about it, is about the same shape (in a very general sense) as the 1964 logo.
  16. Has anyone seen a video of the "kiss" extension (ha) actually working? You can already tell they modified the top of the torch to hold the flame better or something like that, but it seems like all the torches are extended when the flame is passed...
  17. I think the part on the top that actually holds the flame is different from the golden recessed thing we saw before. In other close ups I saw on Twitter the torch appears to have this gray convex material instead. Also I feel like we should have expected the top of the torch to get all grody since it's essentially white plastic being hit with an orange flame constantly.
  18. Here's a couple tastes from the rehearsal this morning. Don't forget the ceremony begins at 5:00 AM EST (or noon over in Olympia). http://www.hoc.gr/en/node/1654
  19. Just a few little hints from a video on their official youtube channel...
  20. EDIT: I found a render on the interior and blueprints that have been around for a little bit.
  21. I was on twitter and found some construction photos for the Musashino Forest Sports Center which is located right next to Ajinomoto Stadium. It'll host badminton and fencing during the modern pentathlon. It appears that the rest of the modern pentathlon will take place in the stadium, but unless there is a pool there already that I'm not aware of I assume that the swimming portion will take place on the building rendered on the far left.
  22. As far as I'm aware the decision should be made next next Monday (the 25th). Interestingly enough, in the Japan Times twitter poll D did significantly better than the others while in the NBC Olympics poll B did.
  23. I feel like something that is equally as important is how the logo will inspire the look of the games. I can already imagine how it would be done for A and D, but for B and especially C I'm not sure what direction they would go... Now that I have understood more about where A came from it's become my second favorite to D. I still think that B feels a little unbalanced but I wouldn't be devastated if it was chosen. I also was thinking how, if you can possibly remember, the logo for Nagano did technically exist in a 3D form during the handover ceremony and some other instances, so I think that a similar 3D representation could be done for D.
  24. I was wondering if anyone else thinks that the B paralympic is just the B olympic folded over...
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